Kabras winger Alfred Orege against Western Bulls. Photo Courtesy/Starrgates photos.

Alfred Orege discusses Kabras debut season & ‘fantastic coach’ Du Plessis


Kabras RFC utility back Alfred Orege has described his first season with the sugarmen as “technical, yet educative, and one of the best seasons” in his career.

Roped in from Mean Machine RFC at the start of the 2020 campaign to bolster the Kabras backline, the pacy winger has had a fine start at the helm of the top-of-the-table-finish Henly Du Plessis’ side, with three tries to his name.

18 starts

Orege’s vast and impressive start at the Kabras has been significantly evident by the confidence exhibited by the South African tactician by handing him a start in all the matches across the league phase.

While speaking to the Scrummage, Orege said he has since adjusted well to the western environment, describing Kakamega as ‘home’.

“I find the place peaceful. The support I have received from both my teammates and fans has been remarkable. It’s a cool place to be,” he said.

He describes hard work and commitment as key ingredients that earned him a place at the Kabras’ camp.

“It was, at first, a bit tough both technically and physically, adjusting to the training. But through hard work and determination, I have since accustomed myself to the play here,” he said.

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In an earlier interview with Kabras tactician Henly Du Plessis by the Scrummage on his signings, the South African had described Orege as a player who has proved himself, saying his future is undoubtedly bright.


“We acquired him (Orege), to help boost our wings, considering (Felix) Ayange and (Paul) Abuto had played so many games. He has helped ease the pressure and has got better in each match. He has proved himself,” he had said.

Fantastic mentor

Orege, on the other hand, describes his coach as a fantastic mentor, saying working under him has gifted him with skills both off-field and in plays.

“Henly Du Plessis is a fantastic coach. He has greatly impacted my game ever since joining Kabras. At the start, working under him was a bit dense, but with time I got the hang of it. It has been a big privilege working under him,” he said.

On the confidence exhibited by the tactician on him, Orege reveals it is his openness to learning new skills that largely attributes to that.

“The sky is always the limit. I am always on the run to learn new stuff and skills. It is through this that I have always bettered myself and also cemented my place at Kabras,” he said.

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